Greens are beating up the bush

Caption: Watching re-runs of The Good Life on the ABC is the closest most Greens activists will ever get to rural life.

The Greens are one of the wealthiest, most urbanised political blocs in Australia. Their voters huddle in the innermost of the inner-cities in Melbourne and Sydney and, to a far lesser extent, the other capitals. Outside the latte belts of the capital cities, their vote withers. Despite their supposed commitment to the natural environment, the Greens? world is limited to the most urbanised environments imaginable.

Geographically, economically, and socially, the Greens are a world away from the people who actually live in the bush. Quote:

Analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the stark economic and social differences faced by mining communities in outback Queensland compared with an inner area like the City of Melbourne, which covers much of the Greens? first federal lower house seat.

The Queensland local government area of Isaac will be home to Adani?s Carmichael coalmine but its people are significantly dis?advantaged on the question of education compared with the federal seat of Melbourne.

ABS data shows 45 per cent of people in the City of Melbourne have a bachelors degree or higher compared with just 10 per cent in Isaac, in central Queensland.

Coal significantly bolsters Isaac incomes but the locals work harder for it; 62 per cent in Isaac work more than 40 hours a week. Nearly a quarter operate machinery.

In Melbourne, 53.8 per cent are professionals or managers; just 47 per cent work more than 40 hours a week and cafes and restaurants employ the most people.

Isaac Regional Council mayor Anne Baker told The Australian that outsiders had a right to a view but it needed to be informed.

?I think it?s very important that before you form your view and position, you actually have a full understanding of the industry and what that resource brings to the country,?? she said.

Indigenous leader Warren Mundine accused environmentalists of using local communities to push anti-development agendas across mining, agriculture, food production and aquaculture. End of quote.

It?s no different in Tasmania than it is in Queensland. As soon as an industry in Tasmania threatens to turn a profit, Greens activists are trying to shut it down. On the other hand, virtue-signalling ?Green? industries which really do cause environmental damage are given a free pass. Activists tried to shut down a mining operation after a kangaroo drowned in a tailings dam; yet the Woolnorth wind farm kills dozens of threatened Tasmanian wedge-tail eagles and Greens are silent. Quote:

Mr Mundine said country areas had tired of the undermining by conservation groups and would retaliate.

?It?s a war. It?s a war against jobs in regional and remote Australia,?? Mr Mundine told The Australian. ?Fighting against inner-city greenies. The greenies wouldn?t have a clue what it?s like to live in these places?This is why people in the bush are starting to get tough. They are getting tired of city people,?? he said. ?Inner-city greens are ?turning up into their communities and they are costing them jobs.?? End of quote.

The activists are lavishly funded, not only by Labor, but by overseas organisations, some linked to the Soros Open Society Foundations. Quote:

Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Tania Constable said the ?misuse and abuse?? of ?judicial ?review processes by activists to halt or delay projects was a major hurdle to minerals dev?elopment, including Adani?s Carmichael project.

?Baseless and vexatious legal challenges, including those funded by foreign-funded entities with no interest in Australia?s future, cost local jobs and threaten the prosperity of regional commun?ities and small businesses which depend on a strong Australian mining industry,?? she said.

?While the mining industry supports the rule of law and the right of affected individuals to have their say, it is clear that opponents of the industry are deliber?ately misusing the appeals process to halt or delay projects.?? End of quote.